PICKS OF THE WEEK
With Aaron Beer
Happy easing of restrictions day. Skateparks are open again, how good is that? Here’s four recently released tunes to accompany your 25km drive to wait in line at the hairdressers.
Two Last Names - 'Mark Fuckerberg' single
Who’d win in a fight Tom from MySpace or The Zucc? My money’s on Tom, at least he was friends with everyone. Remember when the worst thing about social media was choosing who’d be in your top 8 friends. I’m sure a lot of people are re-feeling that anxiety now with when choosing bubble buddies or who to invite to the park.
'Mark Fuckerberg' is the latest single from self described “Queer Punk Band From Sale”. A catchy piece of upbeat poppy punk rock that delves into our anti social behaviour despite us all living in a world of social media. There’s a relatable and endearing quality in all of Two Last Names music that slips between funny sass and contemplative seriousness with ease.
Heir Traffic - 'Roman Roads / The Bellows' Double A Side Singles
Two tracks of dissonant post punk with with the slurring poetry of a barfly philosopher. Sharp angular guitars puncture through the slinky bass. Heir Traffic are known for their explosive live shows, and attempt to capture that essence in a time where we just aren’t getting that outlet. I’d say they’ve succeeded. Nice work lads.
Milt - 'Dead Cat / Procrastinator'
Two tracks off an upcoming EP that’s unfortunately been halted by you know what. MILT are a brand spanking new band, bursting to finish recording and get out there and play some shows. If these two tracks are anything to go by, there’s a lot of promise in the band's very Melbourne garage-punk style and loose and lively songwriting.
Zombeaches - 'Mutual Colour' single
Melbourne's Zombeaches have released their second single 'Mutual Colour' off the upcoming album 'Cheers to the Future'. It’s nice to hear a bit of positivity coming out as we near the finish line of lock downs and COVID cases. 'Mutual Colour' is a blistering piece of garage punk that drives and builds and explodes under a fury of bouncy loose guitars and saxophone. That’s two for two on the singles from those guys, the album due late November is sure to be a winner and we can’t wait to get them back on stage.